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After announcing the iPhone SE, Apple ditched the iPhone 5s from its website (but you can still buy it)

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After announcing the iPhone SE, Apple ditched the iPhone 5s from its website (but you can still buy it)
Yesterday, Apple announced its first new 4-inch iPhone in over 2 years: the iPhone SE. While it looks exactly like the iPhone 5s from 2013, the iPhone SE is much more than that, as it packs some powerful features borrowed from the iPhone 6s series - including Apple's A9 processor, and a 12 MP rear camera with 4K video recording. Compared to the 5s, the iPhone SE also offers the benefits of Apple Pay, longer battery life, and a new color option (rose gold). 

While the iPhone SE won't be released before March 31 (with pre-orders starting on March 24), Apple already ditched the iPhone 5s from its website, obviously replacing it with the newer handset - which, by the way, will be sold for $399 (16 GB model) and $499 (64 GB model).

Although Apple is no longer directly selling the iPhone 5s, the device can still be bought at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, or via all major US carriers. Of course, we don't really recommend anyone to buy an iPhone 5s at this time, since the superior iPhone SE is hitting shelves next week. But we just wanted you to know that purchasing it is still possible - at least until the iPhone SE becomes available.

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 5s

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 5s

source: Apple

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posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:04 2

1. sissy246 (Posts: 994; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Of course they , that way you have to buy it and not the 5s

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 18:07

8. AlikMalix (Posts: 5836; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)

1. You can still buy a 5s

2. Shame on Apple for pulling two and a half year old product off the shelves. /s
Especially when they updated it with Latest specs.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 19:02 1

10. gaming64 (Posts: 234; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)

It's not a big deal. iPhone 4s is still selling here in the Philippines.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 19:44

11. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

How much is the 5s today?

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:18 1

2. raff0497 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2015)

when apple has nothing left to offer lol

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:19 4

3. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)

Confirmed 2gb of RAM btw

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:28

5. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)

Great, I was so worried if it came with 2gb Ram.
Only 1 drawback, bezels.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 15:23

4. nateatlarge (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Apple IPad Air 1 is no longer being sold.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 16:12

6. iphoneman37 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

It's not a bad phone for my parents who like smaller phones and don't like to spend a lot on them since there retired now .

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 17:45 4

7. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 544; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)

Not a fan of Apple, but I like the iPhone SE.

Though I wonder, Apple really didn't invest much into R/D for this thing, did they?

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 22:09 2

13. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Not OK new single dime
Take the iPhone 6S parts and glue them to the 5S PCB. Done!


posted on 22 Mar 2016, 22:39

14. AppleVersusAndroid (unregistered)

Thank you Captain Obvious.

I feel like, you worked for Apple at one point, and they fired you when they realized you were an incompetent uneducated buffoon. Am I close?

That being said, the iPhone SE is not a new iPhone, not like the releases every September are. This is an iPhone for the millions of iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S owners who are still using their phones because they do not wish for a smartphone with a larger screen. They also do not want to use an Android, otherwise they would have upgraded to one by now.

The iPhone 5S was and still is a beloved smartphone that many applauded for its beautiful design. So now, those users who have waited, can now upgrade to the phone they loved with the inner workings of the newest iPhone flagship.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 22:41

15. AppleVersusAndroid (unregistered)

They didn't have to, everyone including Android users loved the design of the 5S. It's difficult to achieve in the every-changing world of smartphones, but it wouldn't be farfetched to claim that the design of the 5S is all-things-considered, timeless.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 18:52

9. cleatglitch (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 May 2013)

now...how much is the five s

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 21:34 1

12. Hyde_Yamato (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

in my country its about 346$, discount promo price they said..........., in fact that is actual price

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 22:58 1

16. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

because they need to refurbish all i5s they have left to a brand new i5SE

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